Did you know that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage the 19th Amendment? A A quick history refresher: the 19th Amendment is the amendment that guarantees and protects the women's right to vote. This monumental anniversary offers an opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to open a dialogue about issues regarding equal rights today. 

 

Not unlike the suffrage marches 100 years ago, women in 2020 are coming together all across the country to march and empower women. This year’s Women’s March takes place on Saturday, January 18 at three locations in and surrounding Los Angeles. 

 

About Women’s March

According to the website the mission of Women’s March is to “create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.

 

History of Women’s March

On the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency in January of 2017, hundreds of thousands of people crowd into the U.S. capital for the Women’s March on Washington. The initial march was a massive protest aimed largely at the Trump administration and the threat it represented to reproductive, civil and human rights.

 

At the same time, more than 3 million people in cities across the country held their own simultaneous protests in a show of support for the movement. The march has now grown into an annual event for women to come together to empower one another. 

 

Upcoming Events

Rise and Empower: Women's March 2020 Los Angeles

Saturday, January 18, 2020 • 11:00 AM

MacArthur Park

2230 W 6th St

Los Angeles, CA 90057

 

Official Women's March Los Angeles 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 • 10:00 AM

Pershing Square

532 S. Olive St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

Orange County Women's March 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020 • 10:00 AM

Downtown Santa Ana

602 N Flower Street

Santa Ana, CA 92703